Implementation Lead - World Cup Legacy Programs

Football Australia

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  • Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 5 Mar 2021
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Football Australia, the national governing body for football, is currently seeking a full time Implementation Lead – World Cup Legacy Programs, starting March 2021 and based in Sydney.

Reporting to the Head of Women’s Football, World Cup Legacy & Inclusion, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Women’s Football department, targeted with driving successful outcomes as identified in the World Cup Legacy & Inclusion Programs.  This role is accountable to drive and execute key projects outlined within the ‘XI Principles For The Future of Australian Football’, and the Women’s World Cup Legacy Plan at Football Australia.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Women’s World Cup Legacy internal operational working group at Football Australia
  • Provide input and challenge to thought leadership and engage with stakeholder groups to maximise outcomes
  • Prepare and analyse data and reports, providing recommendations for strategic input
  • Develop, track and evaluated organisation funding proposals and submissions
  • Operationally execute the Women’s World Cup Legacy Plan to maximise the benefits of hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
  • Lead the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects outlined within the Women’s World Cup Legacy plan
  • Work with key expert partners to develop robust and evidence-based programs to increase the number of women at all levels of football
  • Prepare detailed project plans to schedule key project milestones, stakeholder engagement activity, workstreams & activities
  • Effectively deliver on the stakeholder engagement strategy, organising regular community engagement opportunities, coordinating the scheduling of meetings and supporting documentation
  • Develop internal and external processes to streamline operations and foster shared learning within the football community
  • Lead stakeholder engagement and communications throughout program consultation, design and implementation phases
  • Facilitate relevant stakeholder responses and/or input into projects, programs and reports
  • Establish clear and realistic timeframes for stakeholder input on major project, ensuring that relevant information is provided in a timely manner
  • Prioritise and sequence the development and implementation of projects and initiatives  
  • Responsible for drafting key evaluation reports for the Women’s World Cup Legacy plan
  • Manage and liaise with key expert partners involved in the design and evaluation phases of program implementation
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings with members, external partners and stakeholders

Knowledge, skills and behaviour that is required:

  • 5-6 years of project, management and related experience
  • MBA or degree in business, sports or project management
  • Proven experience in, and/or understanding of the gender equity field
  • Highly structured in thinking and an exceptional written communicator
  • High degree of organisational, analytical and presentational skills
  • Resourceful with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Expensive knowledge of and passion for progressing
  • Experience with design and program implementation
  • Organised and methodical with strong project management capabilities
  • Proven ability to thrive in consultative, collaborative environments and manage multiple stakeholders affectively
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and with a project-based approach
  • Experience with planning and executing strategic initiatives
  • A critical thinker with natural instincts for using data and evidence as a foundation for developing frameworks and programs
  • Good research skills and techniques
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and work with staff across departments
  • Flexible and agile to successfully respond to a diversity of one-off projects
  • A passion and understanding for sport
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Full working rights within Australia

To apply, please send through your CV and Cover Letter in one PDF file to by Friday 5th March 3pm AEDT.

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